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    1872 Amazonian Half Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1201, PR67 Brown

    1872 50C Amazonian Half Dollar, Judd-1201, Pollock-1341, Low R.7, PR67 Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse exhibits a seated figure of Liberty, right hand above the head of an eagle, left forearm resting on top of a shield, and left hand holding a sword. Around, 13 stars with the date below. The reverse has an eagle with spread wings, clutching three arrows in its right claw, its left leg raised with the claw supporting a shield with an olive branch in front. A scroll across the shield is inscribed IN GOD WE TRUST. Around is the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA with the denomination HALF DOL below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    William Barber's Amazonian design is considered by some to be one of the best in the pattern series. About 10 to 12 pieces exist, two of which reside in institutional collections. This gorgeous Superb Gem proof showcases iridescent blue, magenta, and golden toning with faded mint red color faintly visible around the design elements.
    Ex: Mal Varner at 1997 ANA Convention; Jones Beach Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2007, as PR66 Red and Brown PCGS), lot 1478.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A6D, PCGS# 61472)


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    September, 2020
    17th Thursday
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